Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile in a separate pan, heat the olive oil on medium high heat.
Add the garlic and saute until fragrant about 30 seconds.
Add the chard and season with salt and pepper.
Allow the chard to wilt and the stems to soften then turn off the heat. This will take about 5 minutes.
Drain the pasta (remembering to reserve some of the pasta water first).
Add pasta to the pan with the chard and half of the pasta water and combine together.
Allow to sit for about 5 minutes in the pan off the heat.
Continue to add more of the reserved pasta water if the pasta seems a bit dry (or you can also add in some extra olive oil at this point).
Adjust seasonings and serve with fresh herbs, almonds and or grated cheese.